Animal Emergency Service, shop 14 'Hometown',Cnr Lexington & Logan Rds,Underwood.Ph: (07) 3423 -1888
Meet our friendly staff
Lisa Roberts - BVSc (Hons), MACVSc
Lisa is a graduate from the University of Sydney in 1990, and since have worked in mixed practices in Sydney, Nowra, and Port Macquarie. In 1999 her family moved to Queensland so she could study Dermatology exclusively.
Lisa has been a joint owner of a vet practice in Logan Village and also worked as a locum in dozens of surgeries in Brisbane’s south side. There’s not much time outside work anymore, but when she can she has been known to enjoy jet-sking with Dave and the girls, netball and dancing.
Lisa gets a lot of satisfaction from helping dogs with chronic skin diseases, by finding solutions to complex medical cases and by performing dental procedures on pets to improve their general wellbeing and quality of life. She enjoys' working with all types of dogs, cats and other small furry creatures, but admits a soft spot for the mini Foxies.
Lisa Richards - BVSc Hons MVS MACVSc
Lisa has been a practising Veterinarian for 25 years, the majority of that time in small animal practice. This has been spread amongst small animal and greyhound private practice, University clinical and referral practice, and quite a few years locum work throughout the UK.
She has a Masters in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Melbourne University, and is a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine.
Currently Lisa works at WVS on Tuesdays and 2 days a week at a South Brisbane Practice.
Love of animals, a desire to make them better when they are sick and sad, and to prevent them suffering are what brings Lisa to work. A lot of experience, together with both University and "real world" training mean that Lisa can usually tailor her patients' treatment to what is practical for the client to achieve and afford, whilst still giving the optimal outcome.
Laura Coughran - BVSc
Laura graduated from James Cook University in 2011 and has relocated back home to the Gold Coast. She has always had a genuine passion for animals and has wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as she can remember.
In addition to her love of working with cats and dogs, Laura has a special interest in ‘exotic’ animal and wildlife care.
During her veterinary studies she spent time at Australia Zoo, the Australian Wildlife Hospital, Seaworld and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, amongst others, gaining valuable knowledge and experience at each venue.
Laura is the proud owner/caretaker of four cats, five pythons, a short-necked turtle and five cockatiels.
Geoff Tempany - Senior Veterinary Nurse
Geoff comes from a diverse work background ranging from retail to accounting. His true interests however, lie in the health and welfare of animals.
Having held this interest and been surrounded by pets his entire life, he decided to focus on making Veterinary Science his new career path. Geoff is presently undertaking studies in Veterinary Nursing with an initial goal to be certified within the coming years.
He has a commonsense approach with a friendly, humorous nature. He also loves movies and is more than willing to help out with enquiries of this kind! Geoff lives with his wife Nikki, baby girl named Eva and their loved but naughty dog Scooter and Ebony the greyhound. He looks forward to meeting you and your pet in the near future.
Kate Dudley - Trainee Nurse
Kate has over one year administrative and vet nursing experience. She is extremely passionate about animals and enjoys her casual employment at the surgery.
Kate juggles her work life and full time university commitments at Griffith University where she is studying Excercise Science.
Her pasion for team sports, in particular Netball, makes her a valued member of our team.
Go the Queensland Firebirds!
Erika Smith- Trainee Nurse
Erika has completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies and is currently working towards her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Erika has always wanted to work with animals and was excited to join the WVS team in March.
Have you heard of a Cavoodle? Well, just ask Erika!
Her Cavoodle "Bear" loves anyone who will throw him a stick!
Welcome Erika (and Bear).
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